Mrs. Todd Palin, national punchline and pop culture phenom, is back in the spotlight promoting her Lynn Vincent-written bestseller. (Stylistically-speaking, LV was a good choice to ghostwrite the book. Lynn interviewed me once, and I was impressed with her cordial manner and her end product.)
Since Sarah of Wasilla may return to the national political stage, and since the U.S. is desperately in need of straight-talking, tough-love leadership, it's worthwhile to revisit a portion of her Univision (the Spanish-language TV station) interview dealing with immigration. It was classic, unscripted, no-teleprompter Palin - all over the place and (unintentionally) hilarious. She was also clueless about the trans-national gangs, drunk drivers, jihadists, and all the rest of the motley crew which are the fruits of our inferior interior enforcement policies.
Here's Sarah (nice jacket!) with Jorge Ramos (nice suit!) and 2 questions from the interview:
Q: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 million undocumented immigrants?
A: No, I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. We have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.
Q: So you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?
A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.
Maybe it sounded better in Spanish.
P.S. The full Univision interview is here.